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About Anthos Therapeutics
Anthos Therapeutics, Inc., a formation of Blackstone (NYSE: BX) Life Sciences and Novartis AG (NYSE: NVS), is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing innovative therapies for high-risk cardiovascular patients. The company is led by a world-class executive team highly experienced in the successful development of therapies for cardiovascular disease.
Anthos' priority R&D program is abelacimab, a potent biologic molecule designed to achieve profound Factor XI suppression through dual activity against the active form (Factor XIa) and its precursor (Factor XI). Created for the heterogeneous real world, abelacimab has the promise of suitability for a broad spectrum of patients, no requirement for dosage adjustment in cases of renal or hepatic impairment and no interactions with other drugs. It is planned to be available as a rapid-onset intravenous presentation to prevent VTEs in the hospital setting and a once-monthly subcutaneous version for ongoing stroke prevention in the community, with the assurance of improved adherence.
More than 1 in 4 people worldwide continue to die from thromboembolic events 1,2 – a death toll due in part to the widespread underutilization, under-dosing and early discontinuation of anticoagulation, with as many as 50% of eligible patients entirely untreated.3,4 While some controlled clinical studies with DOACs in tightly defined trial populations have shown improvements in the bleeding risk, this risk remains a strong deterrent to optimal prescribing in routine practice. This underuse of conventional anticoagulants, including DOACs, stems from the fact that they all impact physiological hemostasis as well as pathological thrombosis, forcing prescribers in the real world – where patients are often frail, elderly and encumbered with co-morbidities – to walk a tightrope every time, weighing up the serious risk of lethal or life-changing thromboembolic events with the ominous threat of bleeding.
In light of this stalemate, the time has come for a paradigm shift. New scientific understanding shows that taking aim at an entirely new target, Factor XI (and its activated counterpart Factor XIa), could enable pharmacological ‘uncoupling' of the physiological hemostasis and pathological thrombosis pathways. Through transformative hemostasis-sparing anticoagulation, a new class of Factor XI inhibitors could potentially fulfill the ultimate ambition of vital protection from thromboembolic events whilst reducing the hazard of a clinically significant bleeding risk, giving physicians the confidence to prescribe to many more people and enabling a meaningful reduction in the human and socioeconomic burden of thrombotic disease.
1. Wendelboe AM, Raskob GE. Circ Res 2016; 118, 1340–1347. 2. Editorial. Lancet Haematology 2015, Vol 2, e393 3. Piccini JP et al. Circulation. 2019;139:1497–1506. 4. Alamneh EA et al. Am J Cardiovasc Drugs 2016; 16:183–200.
18 articles with Anthos Therapeutics
First Patient Enrolled in Phase 3 Trial Evaluating Abelacimab in High-Risk Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Deemed Unsuitable for Current Anticoagulants
Anthos Therapeutics today announced that it has enrolled the first patient in LILAC-TIMI 76, a Phase 3 study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of abelacimab in high-risk patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) deemed unsuitable for current anticoagulants by their physician.
Anthos Therapeutics Announces that Abelacimab Has Received FDA Fast Track Designation for the Prevention of Stroke and Systemic Embolism in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
Anthos Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing innovative therapies for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for the investigation of abelacimab for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF).
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Anthos Therapeutics Launches Second Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Its Dual-acting Factor XI Inhibitor, Abelacimab
Anthos Therapeutics oday announced the initiation of recruitment for its second Phase 3 clinical trial investigating abelacimab, its novel dual-acting fully human monoclonal antibody targeting both Factor XI and Factor XIa.
Four New Sets of Pre-Clinical Data Further Expands the Evidence Supporting Abelacimab
Anthos Therapeutics, announced that four new research updates were presented on abelacimab during the Venous Thromboembolism poster session at the ongoing International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis 2022 Congress in London, UK.
Anthos Therapeutics Announces that Abelacimab has Received FDA Fast Track Designation for the Treatment of Thrombosis Associated with Cancer
Anthos Therapeutics announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Fast Track Designation to its investigational Factor XI inhibitor, abelacimab, for the treatment of thrombosis associated with cancer.
Anthos Therapeutics to Host Discussion with Global Experts on the Promise of Factor XI Inhibition at the 2022 BIO International Convention
Anthos Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing innovative therapies for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, today announced that it will participate in the 2022 BIO International Convention occurring at the San Diego Convention Center from June 13 – 16.
Anthos Therapeutics Appoints Drew Young as Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Patient Experience
Anthos Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing innovative therapies for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, today announced the appointment of Drew Young as Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Patient Experience.
Abelacimab: First Factor XI Inhibitor to Enroll Patients in a Phase 3 Clinical Trial
Anthos Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharma company developing innovative therapies for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, today announced that the first patient had been enrolled in a phase 3 clinical trial investigating a Factor XI agent.
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Anthos Therapeutics Appoints David McIntyre as Chief Financial Officer
Anthos Therapeutics, a late-stage biotechnology company developing innovative therapies for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, today announced the appointment of David McIntyre as Chief Financial Officer.
Atrial Fibrillation Clinical Trial with Novel Dual Activity Factor XI Agent Completes Enrollment
Anthos Therapeutics, announced today that it has completed enrollment in the AZALEA-TIMI 71 clinical trial, a Phase 2 randomized, multicenter, active-controlled study evaluating the safety and tolerability of abelacimab in comparison with open-label rivaroxaban in patients with atrial fibrillation at moderate-to-high risk of stroke.
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Anthos Therapeutics' novel Factor XI inhibitor abelacimab significantly outperforms standard of care enoxaparin in prospective Phase 2 efficacy research published today in the New England Journal of Medicine
Anthos Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharma company developing innovative therapies for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, today announced final results from the Phase 2 ANT-005 study with its novel investigational anticoagulant abelacimab
Anthos Therapeutics is Developing a Hemostasis-Sparing Anticoagulant to Reduce the Hazard of Blee...
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Anthos Therapeutics Partners with Lonza to Develop and Manufacture Abelacimab (MAA868), a Unique Dual Factor XI / XIa inhibitor
The agreement furthers Anthos Therapeutics mission to develop Abelacimab for patients at risk of thrombotic events, which are currently underserved by conventional anti-coagulant therapies.
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